Jonathan Rosenfeld, Psychotherapist


Jonathan Rosenfeld is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco.


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What can I do to protect my mother and her finances from her abusive husband? — Nov 28, 2008
Based on the information you've presented, you have a most urgent situation on your hands. It's critical to get your mother evaluated by a Geriatric Neuro-Psychologist imme...
How can I deal with my increasingly embarrassing mother in public? — Sep 24, 2008
    Let's start by addressing your mother's health. Anytime you notice a striking shift in someone's behavior, particularly an elderly person's,  you sh...
How do I help remedy a sibling conflict about our dad's care? — Sep 19, 2008
It must be very stressful to be in a family where one member can be "beaten up" by others. Was this a unique event or has this been going on for years in one form...
How can I get my 85 year old father to stop yelling at my mother? — Sep 19, 2008
It's great that you're concerned about your mother and want to protect her. I hope you'll be able to accomplish this -- both for her sake and for the sake of their marriage...
I don't like my mother, but I love her. Is there anything I can do to improve our relationship? — Aug 28, 2008
It sounds like your mother has succeeded in getting her needs met while mistreating first you and then your step-dad. To the extent the two of you have sanctioned her behav...
How can I get over my anger at my mother regarding my father's care? — Jul 17, 2008
It is understandable that your affection and distress for your father are making it difficult to see your mother in a compassionate light. At the same time, it's important ...
My brother and I are adults, but when it comes to taking care of my mother, we fall right back into the roles we had as children. — Jul 14, 2008
Family dynamics are often more powerful than we realize: it can be very hard to change patterns that are decades old. I suspect that passive communication with your brother...
How do I deal with my wife's resentment over the time I spend with my elderly father? — Jul 14, 2008
Your father is fortunate to have a son so committed to his well-being. Striking a balance between caring for aging parents and being there for your own family is never a si...
How can I persuade my siblings to visit my mother, who has Alzheimer's, more often? — Jul 07, 2008
You are clearly approaching this situation from a place of concern for your mother, yourself, and your siblings, and that's important. Still, I wonder why you feel a need t...
Why does my mother-in-law make us feel guilty when we leave her? — Jul 07, 2008
In my experience, if you're perplexed by someone's behavior, it's almost always good to pose a direct question. Of course, it's important to actually ask a question, rather...